September 4, 1923 – August 22, 2006
Born on September 4, 1923 in
Mr. Babylon was a 1941 graduate of
After graduation, he continued in a business, Cunocar Bookkeeping Service, begun in his college years. Many in
Much of life was dedicated to public service. He joined the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Company #1 on June 1st, 1949. Serving in the fire department was one of the passions in his life. He served for many years as secretary/treasurer. Some members still recall how he stopped by the station every morning to “match for coffee” – flipping a 1923 silver dollar.
Mr. Babylon served as a Westminster Common Councilman for 25 years, from 1964 to 1989; at which time, he retired. For 16 of those years, he served as the Common Council President as did his grandfather, F. Thomas Babylon, in 1898 and 1899.
Mr. Babylon was a member of Carroll Post 31 American Legion for over 60 years, as well as a member of the Westminster Elks Lodge 2277, and a member and past president of the Westminster Lions Club for over 50 years, for which he was named a Melvin Jones Fellow in 1994. He was a member and past president of the Westminster Riding Club; of which his sister, Eleanor Cover
He was also an active member of
As a business professional, Mr.
He was on the Board of Directors of Piney Branch Golf & Country Club, the Raymond I. Richardson Foundation for
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, their spouses and six grandchildren. Marian Babylon Rognlien and her husband, Ronald L. Rognlien and daughter, Marnie, of
He was predeceased by his stepmother, Caroline Billingslea Babylon, sister, Eleanor Cover Babylon, brother Thomas Cover Babylon, and son-in-law James Dorrance.
The family will receive friends at the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home at
A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church,
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Evelyn and David S.